4 Ways Multiple Mini Interviews Trip Up Medical School Hopefuls

By Cassie Kosarek, U.S. News & World Report

The multiple mini interview, or MMI, is a medical school admissions tool that assesses prospective medical students beyond their academic and work histories and interests.

The MMI format consists of several stations at which students are asked to respond to a variety of prompts. Students are not briefed on the prompts prior to interview day, and many schools ask that interviewees keep the content of the prompts confidential even after they interview.

Because the MMI does not follow the general interview format and does not address typical interview questions, many applicants are unsure about how to proceed between stations. If you are embarking on a medical school admissions cycle that will likely feature one or more MMIs, avoid these four common mistakes.